So the nursery is coming along slower than I thought. Being pregnant really slowed me down and limited what I could do. Now that I have had baby Madison I have finally been able to finish up her nursery. I never thought in a million years that her nursery wouldn't be finished before I had her, life has definitely been filled with curve balls lately.
I fell in love with with this chandelier off Pinterest! Isn't it great!! Perfect for a little girls room.
After searching the Internet looking to buy it I found it but was a little sticker shocked! So I decided to make my own. I found the chandelier at Ikea called the Kristaller.
Unfortunately the light was a little long so with a little bit of help from my hubby he was able to shorten it. We had to take the metal rod and cone off the top of the light and purchase a new topper from Home Depot.
Next was recreating the sweet dreams medallion. I went to Home Depot and bought the medallion in the clearance section. I bought little wooden letters and circles at JoAnn Fabrics in their unfinished wood section with my 40% off coupon. It was hard to find the same medallion and letters after searching I decided to add my own twist to my version. Plus the medallion I found on clearance was at a good price!
I had some paint from the nursery furniture and took it to Lowes for color matching and bought lotus flower pink from Sherwin Williams. Now came the fun part putting it all together.
The medallion was plastic which meant I couldn't paint it to match the furniture, so I had to prime it first. I bought plastic priming spray paint and after 2 coats I was good to go. A little side note don't paint late at night, I learned my lesson. I can't tell you how many bugs I had to scrape off the medallion while the paint was drying but a girls got do what a girls got to do. I then painted the middle part with the cream color and the outer rim with the lotus flower.
While I was at JoAnns I bought a package of some cheap brushes in all different sizes which really came in handy with this project. Plus they were so cheap I didn't feel bad throwing them out after this project.
I then painted the letters and circles with the lotus flower paint to tie everything together. The hardest part of the project was gluing the letters down and spacing, no matter how many times I laid it out it I couldn't get it just right. After about the 3rd time I finally decided that I couldn't make it perfectly even but just good enough, plus its on the ceiling so people aren't going to be staring right at it because it isn't at eye level. I have found over the years that some times you just have to go with it and if its not perfect its ok. Sometimes we can't be perfect like a computer or someone who does this day in and day out as their job and its ok.
All in all I am happy with the light in her room and it only cost about $60 with light and medallion. Way better than the one I saw online for almost $200.